MS in Educational Administration Overview Using state and national leadership standards, Drexel University’s accredited online master’s degree in Educational Administration is designed to prepare and mentor future elementary and secondary educational leaders with the practical skills and knowledge to become effective school administrators.Program OptionsMS in Educational AdministrationConcentrations: PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12*Supervisor of Special Education Certification & Principal (K-12) Certification**Supervisor of Special Education Certification (without Principal Certification)**Non-certification trackPA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12 Only*Requires a state-issued teacher certificate **Requires a state-issued special education teacher certificate All five accredited programs are ideal for certified teachers and counselors who aspire to lead the education field to achieve students’ 21st-century learning goals.Online Open HouseView our archived online open house to learn more about the program.This performance-based PDE-approved program develops your ability to:Collaboratively lead schools and communities to solve complex problems through a proven framework of leadership methodologyEducate students to promote and achieve tomorrow’s educational standards Mentor and coach teachers in instructional and assessment decision-making, using modern technological toolsReflect on and practice new action and research Actively Listen, Resolve Conflicts, Speak Publicly, Write Competently and Build TeamsThe program has several campus events each year, including World Café sessions, leadership seminars and two orientation sessions. A webinar format is provided for distance learner participation.The program culminates in an Action Research Project—a leadership portfolio of 14 Artifacts of Evidence directed toward applying higher standards in school activities that will help you to succeed on the PA Principal PRAXIS exam. State restrictions may apply to some programs. Learn more. Curriculum This program is organized into four 10-week quarters per year (as opposed to the traditional two semester system) which means you can take more courses in a shorter time period. One semester credit is equivalent to 1.5 quarter credits.Core Courses EDAM 700Leading in Urban, Rural and Suburban Settings3.0EDAM 701Resource Management, Allocation and Entrepreneurship3.0EDAM 702School Leadership & Decision Making3.0EDAM 705School Law and Politics3.0EDAM 708Integration of Technology with School Instruction and Management 3.0EDAM 710School Finance and Facilities3.0EDAM 712School and Community Partnerships and Relations 3.0EDAM 714Instructional and Curriculum Leadership 3.0EDAM 722Evaluation & Assessment Competencies3.0EDAM 724Mentoring and Collaborative Leadership3.0EDAM 726Interpreting & Evaluating Research & Achievement Data3.0EDAM 728Research Methodology for Action Research3.0EDAM 740Action Research Project3.0Select a Track School Principal PK-12 Certification Track (Four 1.5-credit Internship Courses) EDAM 715School Principal Internship: Technology EDAM 716School Principal Internship: Finance EDAM 717School Principal Internship: Leadership EDAM 718School Principal Internship: Relations Non-Certification Track Professional Electives (Two 3-credit courses)* Total Credits45.0*Professional Electives are determined in consultation with your academic advisorView Course Descriptions Admissions Criteria A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institutionUndergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (graduate degree GPAs will be considered along with the undergraduate GPA)For the Principal Certification option: A state-issued teaching or counseling certificate For the Supervisor of Special Education concentration: A state-issued special education teacher certificate Required DocumentsWith multiple ways to submit documents, Drexel makes it easy to complete your application. Learn more by visiting our Completing Your Application Guide.A completed applicationOfficial transcripts from all universities or colleges and other post-secondary educational institutions (including trade schools) attendedTwo letters of recommendation, professional or academic PA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12: One letter of recommendation must come from the principal of a school where you've worked, and discuss your presentation skills and experiences in leadership roles in a K-12 school setting as well as skills that would have a strong bearing on your success as a school leader and administratorAn essay describing why you're interested in pursuing graduate study in this field Include two paragraphs briefly describing your educational philosophyPA Administrative Certificate, Principal K-12: Also explain how principals shape learning in K-12 schoolsAdditional requirements for International Students Tuition The tuition rate for the academic year 2017-2018 is $921 per credit. (A 25% discount off Drexel's regular tuition rate of $1228 per credit) This program is eligible for Financial Aid.Special tuition rates available for Drexel University Alumni, Military members, and members of our Partner Organizations.These rates apply only to new online students and students being readmitted.All students must contact applyDUonline@drexel.edu within the first two weeks of the term to request tuition savings for which they qualify.Special rates cannot be combined. If you qualify for more than one special rate, you'll be given the one with the largest savings.When receiving special tuition plans with Drexel University Online, you may not combine them with other tuition benefits that may be available from Drexel University. Academic Calendar 2017-2018 Academic Year Term Classes Begin Classes End Exams Begin Exams End Fall 2017 September 25, 2017 December 9, 2017 December 11, 2017 December 16, 2017 Winter 2018 January 8, 2018 March 17, 2018 March 19, 2018 March 24, 2018 Spring 2018 April 2, 2018 June 9, 2018 June 11, 2018 June 15, 2018 Summer 2018 June 25, 2018 September 1, 2018 September 4, 2018 September 8, 2018 Apply today for the MS in Educational Administration Apply now to begin your application for obtaining a Drexel degree online! or Previously enrolled at Drexel? Learn more about readmission. Any problems? Find help or contact us.